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  • They find meaning and self-worth primarily outside of their jobs.
  • They see work as a means to an end.
  • They're not particularly motivated by status or autonomy, and generally don't seek to stand out in their workplace.
  • They tend to prefer stability and predictability. Thus, they have less interest in investing to change their future compared with other archetypes.
  • Operators are one of the more team-minded archetypes, and often see many of their colleagues as friends.

Strengths: team players.

Weaknesses: not proactive, easily disengaged.


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  • They find meaning in work that directly improves the lives of others.
  • They are the archetype least motivated by money.
  • They gravitate toward caring professions (medicine or teaching), but can also thrive in other lines of work where they can directly interact with and help others.
  • They have an empathetic nature and have a strong team spirit.
  • They tend to be forward planners, who are relatively hesitant to jump on new opportunities.

Strengths: selfless, help build trust within an organization.

Weaknesses: sometimes impractical or naive. 


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  • They seek out work that fascinates or inspires them.
  • They are motivated by the pursuit of mastery.
  • They enjoy being valued for their expertise, although they are less concerned with status in the broader sense.
  • Artisans typically desire a high degree of autonomy to practice their craft and place the least importance on camaraderie of all the archetypes.

Strengths: well positioned to solve the most complex challenges.

Weaknesses: can be aloof and lose sight of bigger objectives.


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  • They value freedom and experiences. They seek out careers that provide a high degree of variety and excitement.
  • Explorers place higher-than-average importance on autonomy. They are also more willing to trade security for flexibility.
  • They don't rely on their job for a sense of identity, often exploring multiple occupations during their lifetime.
  • They have a pragmatic approach to professional development, obtaining only the level of expertise needed.

Strengths: will enthusiastically throw themselves at whatever task is required of them.

Weaknesses: can be directionless or lack conviction. 


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  • They are motivated by professional success, and value status and compensation.
  • They are forward planners who can be relatively risk averse, as they opt for well-trodden paths to success.
  • Strivers are willing to tolerate less variety so long as it is in service of their longer-term goals.
  • They tend to define success in relative terms, and thus can be more competitive and transactional in their relationships than most other archetypes.

Strengths: disciplined and transparent.

Weaknesses: their competitiveness can degrade trust and camaraderie within teams. 


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  • They are on a mission to change the world. They form strong views on the way things should be and seek out the control necessary to achieve that vision.
  • They are the most risk-tolerant and future-oriented of all the archetypes.
  • Pioneers identify profoundly with their work. Their vision matters more than anything, and they are willing to make great personal sacrifices accordingly.
  • Their work relationships tend to be more transactional in nature.

Strengths: infectious energy that can bring about lasting change.

Weaknesses: can be uncompromising and imperious.  


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